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'Annals' of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966 / Edition 2

'Annals' of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966 / Edition 2

by Bernard S. Bachrach, Steven Fanning
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ISBN-13: 9781442600010
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures Series , #9
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Bernard S. Bachrach is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. Among his recent books are Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 987-1040 (University of California Press) and Early Carolingian Warfare: Prelude to Empire (University of Pennsylvania Press).

Steven Fanning is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of A Bishop and His World Before the Gregorian Reform: Hubert of Angers, 1006-1047 (American Philosophical Society) and Mystics of the Christian Tradition (Routledge).

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Maps

List of Genealogies


Reims and the
Annals of Flodoard

Flodoard of Reims


The Political Background to the

The Middle Kingdom (Francia Media)

The West Frankish Kingdom (Francia Occidentalis)

The East Frankish Kingdom (Francia Orientalis)

The Second Fragmentation of the Carolingian Empire

The Events of Flodoard's Annals

Royal Affairs

Northern Powers: Flanders and the Northmen

Southern Powers: Aquitaine and the Duchy of Burgundy

Lotharingia and Germany

Upper Burgundy, Provence, and Italy


The Magyars

The Saracens

The "Feudal Revolution"

The Translation

Notes to the Introduction


The Annals
of Flodoard

Notes to the Translation





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Thomas Head

Flodoard's work is not only one of the most important sources for the history of tenth-century Europe, but a fine example of the annalistic genre. It bears vivid witness to the complex, personal, and often brutal nature of the high-stakes political games of this period, which witnessed the slow demise of the Carolingian empire and the development of the kingdoms of Germany and France. Flodoard was himself deeply enmeshed in the events he recorded, and his account allows the reader to be caught up in the same action. Fanning and Bachrach's translation provides a trustworthy, well-annotated, and extremely useful tool for students of medieval history.

Rosamond McKitterick

This is a very welcome addition to an excellent series. Flodoard's contemporary narrative is crammed with information about west Frankish politics in the tenth century, the expansionist raids of the Northmen of the Loire (under Ragenold) and Seine (under Rollo and William Longsword) and ecclesiastical affairs of Rheims itself, not least the extraordinary account of the Synod of Ingelheim in 948 which deposed and excommunicated Archbishop Hugh and reinstated Archbishop Artoldus. Fanning and Bachrach make this important and hitherto rather neglected text accessible for the first time in an admirably clear translation, augmented with helpful historical introduction and notes.

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